CALL TO ORDER / FLAG SALUTE/ROLL CALL
INSPIRATION
PUBLIC COMMENT
AGENDA APPROVAL FOR CITY COUNCIL
PRESENTATION Item No. 1
PRESENTATION Item No. 2
CONSENT CALENDAR
BUSINESS Item No. 11
BUSINESS Item No. 12
BUSINESS Item No. 13
BUSINESS Item No. 14
CITY MANAGER COMMENTS AND REPORTS
COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS AND COMMENTS
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
ADJOURNMENT
Madam Clerk. 00:00:36
Can you please take roll? 00:00:37
Council Member Gamma. 00:00:40
Here. 00:00:42
Council member Hernandez. 00:00:43
Here Council member McQueen, Lesean. 00:00:44
Mayor Pro Tem Perez here and Mayor Martinez present. 00:00:47
Today we have. 00:00:52
Council member Gamma presenting inspiration. 00:00:54
Learned about him. 00:01:17
The more inspired I became. 00:01:18
Mayor Martinez says a really good teacher impacts thousands of kids. 00:01:21
Sometimes a student comes around who has a profound positive impact on the adults who work with them. 00:01:25
Today, my inspiration is about a kid just like that. 00:01:31
We all have challenges and certainly. 00:01:34
Most. 00:01:37
Of our challenges we overcome in school. 00:01:38
There are some things that we can't change and we just have to learn. 00:01:42
To live with. 00:01:46
See if I could work this right. 00:01:48
Matthew Jacob Austin. 00:01:50
Lived. 00:01:52
A short life. 00:01:53
But it was a very plentiful life. 00:01:55
So Jacob had challenges far more than the rest of us can even fathom. 00:01:58
Yet he was always happy, always trying to improve on the things he could improve on. 00:02:02
He accepted his life fate and was extremely inspirational to all those who came in contact with him. 00:02:07
Jacob wanted to be a doctor. 00:02:14
And he had this happy spirit. 00:02:16
Each and every day of his life. 00:02:19
Despite the challenges he faced. 00:02:21
So many times. 00:02:24
Jacob would face seemingly insurmountable challenges. 00:02:28
And time after time he would pull through and have a phrase developed. 00:02:34
It was called pulling a Jacob. 00:02:38
So when he fell ill in June of 2023, it was anticipated that he would be pulling the Jacob. 00:02:41
Pulling it, Jacob is. 00:02:48
Something that all of us have to try and do from time to time. 00:02:51
Unfortunately, Jacob was unable to overcome a viral infection. 00:02:56
That. 00:03:00
Entered his lungs. 00:03:01
He passed away on June 6th, 2023 at the tender age of 6. 00:03:02
While the staff at his school and his family were very saddened. 00:03:06
They knew he was a special Angel who in his short life always beamed with happiness, always made those around him feel good. 00:03:09
And he earned the title Joyful Jake. 00:03:15
When the kid like Jacob comes along and makes all who come in contact with him realize their challenges. 00:03:18
Are. 00:03:23
Lost my place here, our minor, And if Jacob can thrive, so can they. 00:03:27
Jacob showed all It's better to have fun with whatever you're going through rather than being despair. 00:03:31
Understand. Jacob would greet all with a smile and hello even. 00:03:37
When he was in the hospital. 00:03:41
Battling his illness, he made it a point to FaceTime his infant sibling. This is a six year old kid battling a very serious 00:03:43
illness. 00:03:47
At his memorial, his family handed out little hearts with the inscription It's all About love. From all that I've seen in the 00:03:51
photographs of Jacob, he cherished each moment, moment. 00:03:56
We all can learn a lot from Jacob in his short life here at Bard Elementary. 00:04:01
In his six years, he met every challenge in a joyful manner. 00:04:06
The other side of this inspirational story is the staff at Bard Elementary who worked with Jacob each and every day. 00:04:10
To all of you who work with Jacob and work with other kids, on behalf of our City Council and our city, we thank you for the 00:04:16
tireless work you do. 00:04:19
We thank you for giving kids like Jacob Bellovin attention they need to grow. We often forget about those who face challenges each 00:04:24
day, but the teachers, parent, educators and support staff who work tirelessly to make their lives better or reminded each day. So 00:04:28
when? 00:04:32
Tough times come. 00:04:37
And we all will face them. 00:04:39
Just pull a Jacob. 00:04:40
Overcome it. 00:04:42
I'm told Jacob has had a positive impact on those who worked with him, so much so that the school staff, family and friends are 00:04:45
rallying around the concept of pulling the Jacob. 00:04:49
When any of us are facing insurmountable challenges, be joyful. 00:04:54
Jacob's life of six years is heartbreaking, but his joyfulness and spirit can live through all of us. 00:04:59
Yes, he has gone too soon. Life is precious and we all can't find happiness and all that we do. 00:05:04
And we can be joyful, happy, and determined to make the most out of our being. 00:05:09
As we have, all we have is today and we might as well be. 00:05:14
Like Joyful Jake. 00:05:18
I have a second part of my inspiration. 00:05:21
And it has to do with. 00:05:23
The work we do at Why Nemi Beach and Ormond Beach? 00:05:26
And it's an example of pulling a Jacob. 00:05:31
And one day we were out doing our trash thing in a. 00:05:35
Over the last seven years, we have a lot of kids that come out and I get to watch kids. 00:05:40
Become adults and. 00:05:44
Come in shorter than me and leave taller than me. 00:05:45
And uh. 00:05:48
We had made a mistake and we had put a dumpster in a place that we shouldn't have placed it. 00:05:49
And. 00:05:56
When we figured out that, we did that. 00:05:58
We went to inspect the area to make sure everything was cool and. 00:06:00
We. 00:06:04
Bound. 00:06:05
This. 00:06:06
We found the Pelican with a lure stuck in its neck. 00:06:07
And imagine if you're a Pelican, you wake up in the day and you get a lure stuck in your neck, and then you get stuck in a fence 00:06:12
and you're stuck and you know what's gonna help you. And if not for a mistake, we would not have found this guy. 00:06:17
And so we helped him pull a Jacob. 00:06:23
And we it took about an hour to get him untangled. 00:06:27
And we finally got him untangled and carried him back to the beach. 00:06:31
And we united him with. 00:06:34
Marine rescue. 00:06:36
And the you could see his wings weren't broken and and we were very relieved to know that. 00:06:38
I tried to get an update to see if he has made it back out to the wild yet, and I'm pretty hopeful he did. 00:06:44
But I haven't heard back from Marine Rescue. 00:06:50
Be joyful. Never give up. Pull a Jacob. That's what we want to say and. 00:06:53
There is a Go Fund Me page for Jacob if anyone's interested in trying to help out the family. 00:06:59
This is a beautiful kid. 00:07:04
And, you know, we could learn a lot from little kids that. 00:07:06
Face tough journeys and do it. 00:07:09
Positively and happily and joyfully and and that's that's the challenge for all of us. Thank you. 00:07:12
You see this. Thank you Council Member Gamma reminder that. 00:07:22
You know life is fragile and we have to make the best of life. 00:07:27
We will now hear public comments not pertaining to items on the agenda soon. Participants, please use the Raise Your Hand feature 00:07:31
if you would like to comment. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. This process will be the same for comments pertaining to the 00:07:35
agenda item. 00:07:39
Madam Clerk, does anyone have a public comment tonight? 00:07:43
Yes. Our first comment will be from Tracy J. 00:07:47
Hello, before I start they asked if you could please turn it up. 00:07:56
I know most of you. I've met most of you. I'm here today to talk to you about the red painted curves. I'm sure you guys have 00:08:00
already heard a little bit about it. 00:08:04
As I spoke to James already, I've spoke to Steve. 00:08:09
Had been working with them to try to slim back some of the red painted on. 00:08:12
Pleasant Valley because we have several parking issues and we have the marijuana store. 00:08:16
I was trying to get the bus slimmed back or moved to a different location and then to my surprise the following week. 00:08:22
I came to find that they painted the Hunt almost the entire St. Down Panoma. 00:08:27
Of many new 30 foot red striped, inconsistent parking, no parking. 00:08:32
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me the way that they're set up. I did write up something, but I decided I just rather speak from 00:08:39
the heart. But a lot of the parking is kind of inconsistent, so. 00:08:43
If you look at two corners, you'll find one that has 30 and one that doesn't, or one that stops right before the. 00:08:48
The fire hydrant or. 00:08:55
The other side you have the bus stop, but it doesn't cover the corner. So if you look at even on Pleasant Valley. 00:08:57
Our homes sit back further, but to the right there's the marijuana store that sits right up to the curb. They have a. 00:09:03
3 foot a red curve and then a green stripe. That's allowable. 00:09:09
On the other side, there's 30 feet of no parking where our house is. Sit back. So. 00:09:13
I'd like you to please consider these these parking because it really does cause. 00:09:18
A hardship on the people who live in the area. Myself personally, we do have only A2 car garage, we have no driveways. 00:09:23
Most days we never park in front of our house because there's no allowable. I have two children that drive. They're the ones that 00:09:30
park out into the world. There's no parking available. 00:09:34
We have a new duplex going in. There's no parking provisions for it, so I expect to be a little bit more constrained. We have 00:09:40
several little parking complexes or duplex complex that take a lot of our parking. 00:09:45
So I'm asking that we have more discussion on these red parking curves that really cause a hardship on the people who live in 00:09:50
those areas. I appreciate your time. 00:09:55
Thank you. 00:10:01
Eric, could I comment. 00:10:03
Just quickly so. 00:10:04
As I think. 00:10:07
People who attend often may know the council's not able to comment on public comment, but as a staff person I can just note that. 00:10:09
We have. 00:10:17
We are aware of the issues related to the red curb and I actually thank Tracy who took me around and showed me some of those 00:10:19
issues. 00:10:23
And so. 00:10:27
As of right now, we have paused. 00:10:29
The any red curb painting and we are planning for a public discussion on September 18th. 00:10:31
That we're already working on related to Traffic Safety options and Traffic Safety improvements and we'll try to incorporate this 00:10:37
so we can have a discussion about. 00:10:41
Where we see these things being appropriate and where other ideas are needed, so. 00:10:46
So that is the plan as of this time. In the meantime, the curb painting has been paused. 00:10:51
So thank you. 00:10:55
X. 00:11:00
Next is Roy. 00:11:01
Evening council members, My name is Roy Ribero and I'm the director of the Oxnard Alano. 00:11:09
And this is in reference to a possible move to the location from the Pleasant Valley Plaza. 00:11:13
To the Port City Plaza. 00:11:19
The Accidental Lino Club was established in 1971 assisting individuals on their road to recovery, the 12 step meetings in a social 00:11:21
club. 00:11:25
Since 2016, now it's not Alano Club extended our services to include services to our community members to find balance in their 00:11:29
life. 00:11:33
We partnered with Census 2020. 00:11:38
Ventura County COVID-19 vaccine Committee. 00:11:40
We assisted their ability to reach the hard to count individuals and family in the community. 00:11:42
Since the success of these programs, we joined the Ventura County Assessment Committee. 00:11:48
For the Return County Superior Court Community Service Program. 00:11:52
Assisting for interior county community members the ability to volunteer at nonprofit organizations. 00:11:55
In lieu of balance is owed to Ventura County. 00:12:00
Since the conception of this program, we assisted from Terry Community residents to work off almost. 00:12:03
$300,000 in fines and fees that they owed to Ventura County. 00:12:08
In 2021, we partnered with Food Chair Ventura County. 00:12:13
The Occidental Liner Club Pantry distributed over 167,000 pounds of food our first year to our local participants in South Oxnard. 00:12:17
Import Onimi residence last year the increased need for our services in South Oxen Onemi area attributed to our distributing of 00:12:26
over £694,000 of food. 00:12:32
To a neighbouring residents of South Pakistan and Port Wanami. 00:12:38
This will allow us. 00:12:41
To be able to continue our services for the residents in Ventura County and South Oxnard. 00:12:43
The Italiano Club is looking forward to partnering with the. 00:12:49
City of Portland Navy at a proposed new location. 00:12:52
At Poor City Plaza, thank you. 00:12:55
Thank you, Roy. 00:12:58
Mayor, that concludes the in person public comments, but I do have two written public comments. 00:13:02
I'm the first one is Deer Port Wanami City Council. I'm a longtime resident of Ort Wanami and I have supported our council in 00:13:07
previous elections. 00:13:11
I have had confidence that all of you would make the appropriate decisions and I have seen that in a lot of actions taken by the 00:13:15
Council. 00:13:18
But I am disheartened that I have not seen that you have put the city attorney up for review. 00:13:22
Aren't we as a city facing lawsuits because the past city manager, Mr. Connors and the city attorney who obviously supported him? 00:13:26
I believe it is time to move forward and look for an alternate city attorney or at the least take time to review his conduct. 00:13:33
As the City Attorney for appropriate conduct with the City's interests at heart. 00:13:39
Rather than his personal agenda. 00:13:43
Thanks for your time and effort on behalf of our home. Sincerely, Mark Mcclarnon. 00:13:45
The next one is from. 00:13:51
Nathan Finch to the City Council and Manager I am writing to express my displeasure and discussed with the city's action in 00:13:54
removing most of the street parking on Panoma St. 00:13:59
Between Clara and Pleasant Valley Rd. 00:14:04
This was done without any notice or public comment and shows a great deal of disrespect for the working class people that live in 00:14:06
this neighborhood. 00:14:09
Panoma Street is in great need of traffic, calming to reduce the dangers of speeding motorists and removing the street parking. 00:14:12
Does exactly the opposite. This will increase sight lines, which will increase the speed of the drivers. 00:14:19
This reduced parking will also increase the stress on the people who already live in this neighborhood. 00:14:25
That already has insufficient parking. 00:14:30
Please reverse this action and restore the street to the previous configuration. Respectfully, Nathan Fitch. 00:14:32
Is there anything we can do to raise up the volume? I think people can't really hear us. 00:14:38
OK. 00:14:43
Umm. 00:14:44
OK. I'll I'll. 00:14:47
Is that a little? 00:14:48
OK, better. 00:14:50
Yeah. 00:14:51
And then, um. 00:14:52
There are no public comments on Zoom. 00:14:54
OK. 00:14:56
All right, we're moving on to the agenda approval for tonight's City Council meeting. May I have a motion and a second to approve 00:14:58
the agenda? 00:15:01
Move to approve. 00:15:05
2nd. 00:15:08
Madam Clerk, can we please take a vote? All in favor? 00:15:10
Aye, all opposed. 00:15:13
Hearing none Motion carries. 00:15:14
All right, we're moving on to conflict of interest declaration. Do any members of council have any conflicts of interest to 00:15:17
disclose for any one item? 00:15:21
I. 00:15:25
I will mention that I will recuse myself on item number eight, since I'm the subject matter for #8. 00:15:26
Let's move on to presentations. 00:15:33
First presentation 2023 WINEMA Heroes Award Proclamation honoring Becky Bruning. 00:15:35
Umm. 00:15:41
I will be reading the following Proclamation 2023 Wanami Heroes Award. Becky Bruning. 00:15:49
Whereas the City of Port, Winema established the Winema Heroes Award to honor persons or groups who embody community values. 00:15:55
And have made extraordinary community contributions. 00:16:04
And whereas Becky Brunin. 00:16:07
Has had a positive impact on the city of Port Wanami community. 00:16:09
And whereas Miss Browning has served many organizations in many capacities over the years. 00:16:13
Including as a former president of the Friends of the Bard Mansion, a treasurer to the real Guppy outdoors. 00:16:19
A volunteer to reach. 00:16:27
As a member of the City of Port Wines Museum Governance Committee. 00:16:30
And has served as Chair of the Citizen Advisory Commission since its first meeting on August 11th, 2020. 00:16:34
And whereas Miss Bruning regularly attends City Council meetings. 00:16:41
And whereas Miss Browning was unanimously recommended for the Whining Me Heroes award by the City of Port Wanami Citizens Advisory 00:16:46
Commission and unanimously awarded the honor by the City Council. 00:16:51
And whereas Miss Bruning is not only considered a hero to the city of Port Wanami community, but also to her husband's four 00:16:57
children, 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 00:17:02
And whereas. 00:17:08
Miss Browning was formally recognized as the 2023 Wanami Beach Festival. 00:17:09
We will have her portrait framed in the City Hall lobby and her name inscribed on the Wanami Heroes plaque celebrating her 00:17:14
accomplishments. 00:17:17
And whereas the city of Port Winema is proud of Miss Breuning and is grateful for her extraordinary community contributions. 00:17:21
Now, therefore. 00:17:28
Be it proclaimed that the city. 00:17:30
Council of Port Wine EMY does hereby recognize and honor Miss Bruning. 00:17:32
As the 2023 Wanami Heroes Award recipient and Commencer contributions proclaim this fifth day of September 2023. 00:17:37
Becky, I know this is the third time, but would you? 00:18:00
Would you like to come up and say some words? 00:18:03
We we made her speak twice at the Wanamie Beach Festival, so. 00:18:10
Thank you, Council. 00:18:17
I would like to thank my husband for being here tonight. 00:18:20
And thank Julia for nominating me. 00:18:24
The my members of the CAC and the Council. 00:18:28
Or voting me in. 00:18:32
I don't do what I do to be honored. I do what I do because I love it. 00:18:34
I love our city. 00:18:40
I was raised here. 00:18:41
And I will continue doing what I do. 00:18:43
Thank you. 00:18:47
What? 00:18:53
Yeah. 00:18:54
Yeah. 00:19:13
Chief will get better once. 00:19:19
OK. We're going to move on to our second presentation. 00:19:49
Presentation for from Police Chief Federico regarding the 4th of July deployment. 00:19:54
And police chiefs focus areas. 00:20:00
Hello everyone, It's hard to follow Becky AKA my nickname for her is the Duchess of or. Why name me so she knows that. 00:20:05
It's hard to follow, but you're loved and appreciated so. 00:20:12
Folks, we were asked to present to you what our deployment strategy was for this year's 4th of July. 00:20:22
So what I did is look at what we've done last year. 00:20:29
And. 00:20:32
Prior years. 00:20:34
And to what I could introduce to my team for this year's strategy. 00:20:35
I had. I was here for less than two weeks. 00:20:41
When I was presented with what is our strategy going to be for 4th of July deployment? 00:20:44
Fortunately, I have. 00:20:49
Brilliant people on my team like Bob Albertson and my commander, my right hand, Sylvia. 00:20:51
And all my team of patrol folks. 00:20:55
So I had heard what was working in the past and what we could possibly do now. So I changed things up and this year. 00:20:58
Our strategy? 00:21:04
Was different than prior ones. 00:21:06
Because the prior ones did a strategy of all hands come in on the 4th of July, meaning all personnel come in. 00:21:08
And attacked the firework problem because fireworks are the big concern with the 4th of July deployment. 00:21:14
We don't host any events. Our neighbors do, but we don't. 00:21:18
So our focus and our known is that there's going to be an increase in fireworks calls. 00:21:21
So with that the strategy to do an all hands deployment last year was changed. 00:21:26
Because the cost of that operation last year. 00:21:31
Was roughly 5993 dollars. We're looking at about $6000 for a one day deployment. 00:21:34
To attack. 00:21:40
The fireworks problem. 00:21:42
So. 00:21:44
Changing it up this year, I'm glad to say the number of fireworks radio calls service. 00:21:45
This year. 00:21:51
Was less. Last year there was more. 00:21:52
This year's deployment, the strategy was to perform fireworks enforcement and confiscation in both vehicles and on foot on the 00:21:56
days leading up to the 4th of July. So we had a 4th of July that was approaching on a weekday. 00:22:01
But that doesn't mean nobody starts partying the weekend before. 00:22:07
So we do, we'll probably get an increase on fireworks and there'll be a lot of fireworks disturbance calls on the weekend prior. 00:22:11
So what did we do? We put some teams together with some young, motivated officers. 00:22:17
And we had them go out on foot at strategic times. 00:22:21
To at some of our hotspots and have them begin doing enforcement. 00:22:25
Uh, they were started on Friday June 30th. We did not do an alcohol all hands call and bring everybody in on the 4th of July. 00:22:31
Instead, we just doubled our patrol force. 00:22:38
Just doubled up the cars. 00:22:42
Because we knew we would have a higher incident of calls. Again, we don't have, we're not hosting anything in the city. 00:22:44
But we know we'd have an IRS in the call. So how can we improve those response times and handle what was coming in and that was to 00:22:49
increase? 00:22:52
Double up patrol. 00:22:56
So. 00:22:58
The approximate combined cost of both the prior overtime over the weekend. 00:22:59
And. 00:23:05
The doubling up of patrol. 00:23:05
Only cost us. 00:23:07
About $3700. 00:23:09
So we saved about $2200 on. 00:23:11
This approach. 00:23:15
And with that, we had a reduction of fireworks calls on the actual day. 00:23:16
By 13%. 00:23:20
Also on a side note. 00:23:23
We had several employees with. 00:23:27
Younger children, one of them with two kids under 10 years old. 00:23:30
And he very emotionally explained to me. 00:23:33
Was the 1st, 4th of July as an employee here that he spent with his kids. 00:23:35
Because we would do all hands and everybody comes in. 00:23:40
It goes back to. 00:23:43
My belief that when we do things strategic for the community and we spend strategically. 00:23:45
There's a side effect sometimes that benefits our employees and this was one that did cause. 00:23:51
Huge unemployed Wellness. Anybody that knows me? 00:23:56
So we gave some folks a break for the first time and they spent it with their families. And you know what? 00:23:59
We stale tackled that night. 00:24:04
I was out there. 00:24:05
Bob Albertson, my commander, was out there. 00:24:06
And we worked in the field with the troops. 00:24:09
And made calls happen and I went talked to several people. 00:24:12
Again, we did some confiscating. 00:24:17
Prior to. 00:24:20
Which is a great idea. 00:24:21
Because some of the items we're confiscating could be reused. 00:24:23
When you take them away, cause they're legal and paraphernalia. 00:24:26
They can't be reused. 00:24:29
Our efforts. 00:24:32
After our efforts, we look at a call reduction of 13%. 00:24:34
I appreciate my team a lot and I appreciate all the discussions prior to this. 00:24:38
And. 00:24:43
I was happy to work the 4th of July. I was proud to be back in the city on 4th of July. 00:24:45
Public opinion at several events after this. 00:24:52
From talking to my HOA. 00:24:55
Representative groups to. 00:24:57
Folks on the beach to folks in Miami Bay at a neighborhood watch meeting. 00:25:00
I got a lot of. 00:25:04
Pacific collection too, so I think we covered. 00:25:06
You know. 00:25:09
All points of the city. 00:25:10
Going up and down that I heard from a lot of folks. They felt there was less fireworks this year. 00:25:11
So it. 00:25:17
Reinforced the good work of the team this year. 00:25:18
So. 00:25:21
And that's it on the 4th of July. 00:25:23
Thank you, Chief, for your presentation. Are there any questions? 00:25:26
On the 4th of July 1, yes. 00:25:35
OK. 00:25:37
Ohh, so we have one more presentation, Yeah. 00:25:37
OK. Let's hear the second presentation. You want to do the 4th of July 1 separate then? 00:25:39
Yeah, yeah. OK, let's. 00:25:44
Thank you for your presentation, Chief and and the. 00:25:48
The work that you did for the planning for the 4th of July, I think we spoke the night before and. 00:25:51
I would call the working for the city of Santa Monica and it was always all hands on decks, civilians and patrol. And I I think 00:25:57
you shared with me you were going to do all hands on deck. 00:26:02
Similar to to Santa Monica. 00:26:08
And we talked about the electronic sign that went up and so I I see that you use various tools to curb the the use of fireworks 00:26:10
for that weekend. But I'm. 00:26:15
A little. 00:26:20
Confused about the numbers? 00:26:22
I appreciate that you did share with us the, the calls for service, but the budget amount you said last year we spent. 00:26:25
5000, almost $6000 And was this for overtime? 00:26:31
Or was it? 00:26:35
OK, overtime. We didn't count into those numbers, the people who were working their normal shift. Does that make sense? Yeah. So 00:26:36
we left the regular working crew alone. It was how much more we spent in overtime to bring folks in. 00:26:41
So if I only need. 00:26:47
Three or four on. 00:26:49
The 4th of July and I don't need. 00:26:50
12. 00:26:53
People or more coming in. 00:26:54
For an 8 hour day. 00:26:56
We were able to curb that. 00:26:58
We're a little strategic on the overtime because even though it was also a. 00:26:59
A weekday last year. It was a weekday this year. 00:27:03
So. 00:27:05
You pray. 00:27:07
That people simmer down. 00:27:08
The further you go into the evening so you can start cutting people loose. 00:27:10
And the confiscation? Was that just limited to the spent? 00:27:14
Items that you. 00:27:17
You showed us the way it works with fireworks. Lots of folks will flee when you pull up and whatever's left on the street, either 00:27:18
ready to ignite or whatever is reusable tubes. 00:27:23
We can confiscate that. 00:27:29
Because it's illegal, you can't have that. 00:27:30
And and what about the PR prior to the 4th of July, what did you guys do? 00:27:33
To advise people about. 00:27:39
Fireworks violations about safety. 00:27:42
We did a social media post. 00:27:45
On our social media. 00:27:49
We did the fireworks signs. 00:27:50
And part of those? 00:27:52
The foot beats. 00:27:55
Of the fireworks enforcement the weekend before was to put the word out was to talk to people. 00:27:57
And in certain neighborhoods, when the officers are walking and they're telling them we're out here doing fireworks, enforcement 00:28:01
puts the word. 00:28:04
So how many officers actually were able to spend time with their families this 4th of July? How many? 00:28:07
I would I would have to do reverse math so I don't have the. 00:28:13
Exact number but. 00:28:16
Instead of. 00:28:18
Adding three times as many as I hired for patrol. Those folks did not have to come in. 00:28:21
If that makes sense, like I would have to do a reverse math and go back and look at this, that's OK. That's alright. Well, thank 00:28:26
you for your report. I appreciate it. Alright. 00:28:29
OK. 00:28:34
On to the next report. 00:28:35
OK. 00:28:41
I love our idea. I had one more question. I'm sorry, did you issue any citations? 00:28:42
On the 4th of July or over that weekend? 00:28:47
No. 00:28:50
And compared to last year? 00:28:51
They issued 1 citation. 00:28:53
And I looked at how that one came out. Apparently it was a litigated citation, and it was. 00:28:55
Whittled down to $40 and it invested. 00:29:00
Even the chief of police had to go to. 00:29:04
Court on that one and a Sergeant, so we. 00:29:05
Wanted to. 00:29:10
The actual enforcement. 00:29:12
Wasn't reducing things. 00:29:14
The work the strategy you do to curb it. 00:29:16
Seemed to work this year. 00:29:19
If that makes sense. 00:29:20
Thank you. OK. 00:29:21
Thank you, IT. First of all, I'm glad that I'm giving the first presentation on our new technology, makes me a little giddy. 00:29:25
Can everyone hear them too? That's cool chicken. Yeah. Ohh, I'm sorry, alright. 00:29:31
I didn't. You're right. I just stole your Thunder. Yes, Council Member Gamble was the first. But. 00:29:36
You know, kudos to all the people behind the scenes that made all this happen. It's a. 00:29:42
We're lucky to have the. 00:29:47
Team that you have in the city, folks. Make everything happen. 00:29:48
So. 00:29:53
I was asked what my plan is for the department. 00:29:55
And. 00:29:57
I had an idea of what to do, especially since I've been part of the community for 30 years and I worked here for 10 years, so I 00:30:00
had an idea. 00:30:02
But. 00:30:06
If you. 00:30:07
Understand when I. 00:30:09
Come back home to the PD. 00:30:10
I had to do a lot of listening fast. 00:30:13
Because I need to understand my team and I need to understand what's happening now. 00:30:15
In order for them to understand me and what my plan is. 00:30:19
So. 00:30:23
I did a lot of that quickly and I met with our union reps regularly. I met with all my employees. 00:30:24
I've had the opportunity to meet with all my employees one-on-one. I still have some outreach with some of my explorers and 00:30:31
chaplains everybody, but I'm getting there. 00:30:34
Plus all my partners and other city departments, I got great input. 00:30:38
Between that. 00:30:44
And the regular community meetings, some immediate emails, some great conversations with people at events like our National Night 00:30:45
Out. 00:30:49
And my swearing in ceremony and stuff. I I've gotten some good input. So with that I've. 00:30:55
Develop 5 focus areas in the department. 00:30:59
So. 00:31:04
Crime efforts and combating the fear of crime, and I'll explain the fear of crime, basically. 00:31:05
Sometimes we have anxiety over stuff in our community that may not be happening. 00:31:11
But you see it on the news and it's happening 30 miles away, or 15. You believe it's happening here too? 00:31:15
I'm sure some people go to bed at night with their really expensive truck scared that it's gonna be. 00:31:20
Attacked by catalytic converter thefts, thieves in the middle of the night. Doesn't always happen in every neighborhood. Does 00:31:25
happen. 00:31:28
It's smaller things like that that you want to. 00:31:31
Reassure folks that we're paying attention to and we're we're moving our strategies towards it. 00:31:34
Traffic and combating the fear of Traffic Safety, so in some areas. 00:31:40
When you're combating the fear of Traffic Safety, we can actually put up some devices and get some speed surveys and if it's 00:31:45
actually not as bad as folks thinks, we can pull those numbers. But if people have a concern on their St. whether they're a 00:31:49
resident or a business. 00:31:53
That it's occurring. 00:31:58
The minute they see a an officer specifically if you put a traffic officer like on a motorcycle, it puts people at ease, puts 00:31:59
people at ease and in school zones. 00:32:03
And that's what we want folks to know is we're paying attention and we're out there for them. 00:32:07
Community engagement. 00:32:12
Organizational development. 00:32:14
And Employee Wellness. 00:32:16
Crime efforts. If you haven't noticed, bike patrol is back. 00:32:19
I'm out there myself. I love it. It's also a fitness and Wellness side gig. Let me tell you, it's a. 00:32:23
I was eating on the the last holiday yesterday and then I went and got on a police bike afterwards and I burned off my lunch. 00:32:29
So in addition, it allows you to go up the bike path, it allows you to go down to the jetty, it allows you to hit certain areas of 00:32:35
the city that aren't normally accessible by vehicles. 00:32:40
Storefronts. 00:32:47
We had some successful storefronts back when I was here in the 90s. I want to bring some back. 00:32:49
And we're in discussions about that now. 00:32:53
Are reinstituting beat coordinators. It's something that went away in recent years. I'm going to bring it back and I'll probably 00:32:55
divide the city into two big coordinators so people have. 00:32:59
One person in the department to contact, whether in the north city, in the North End, the city or the South. 00:33:03
Special Enforcement details and special operations by Patrol. 00:33:08
An example of special operations by patrol folks was that 4th of July deployment. 00:33:12
The teams got together, they went out there and they did some enforcement with some success. 00:33:17
Special Enforcement Detail could be a specific officer assigned to our tagging and gang issues. 00:33:23
I want to increase detective staffing, I think, between our social media and people in the community. 00:33:29
They know. 00:33:35
Detective Supervisor Balthazar Tapia. 00:33:36
Is very, very busy. 00:33:39
The detective staffing increase would help break up. 00:33:42
How are? 00:33:46
Investigations are handled so one person can stay. 00:33:48
On the focused on the their primary cases and then the misdemeanor cases. The lesser cases could be handled by by junior 00:33:52
detectives. 00:33:55
Task force officer. There's several vacancies and task force in this county. 00:34:00
A couple of them led by the sheriffs in fentanyl and violent crimes and some others if we join those task force. 00:34:04
One, it gives a motivator to my personnel, it gives them another assignment to do. And two, it brings those task force into our 00:34:10
backyard. 00:34:13
More often when we need them. 00:34:17
Uh, current technology. Technology for investigations and analysis. So our current technology, just like in any Police Department, 00:34:19
sometimes the new guy shows up and takes a look at it and there's probably more you can do with that technology. 00:34:25
And anybody who's worked in a field that has technology, there's untouched areas. 00:34:31
That may not be used on the current technology. I want to tap into that. 00:34:35
Technology for investigations. 00:34:40
So. 00:34:42
There is some technology out there that could make. 00:34:43
To active Supervisor Tapia and Detective Miranda and all the detectives today a little easier. 00:34:46
There's a systems out there that can take 12 hours of video and. 00:34:51
You can put some specifics into the the software and then it will reduce it down to about 12 minutes of images and you get to go 00:34:55
through 12 minutes instead of watching it for 12 hours there. 00:34:59
There's stuff out there we just need to see. 00:35:04
What I we can get our hands on, which is so many times I'll be coming back in front of you and probably asking for it. There's 00:35:06
also some more technology I can put into place with the team to keep our folks in the field more on patrol. 00:35:12
I want to increase increase our reserve officer unit. 00:35:20
It's down to the lowest that I've ever seen it. I want to get it back up. 00:35:24
I I was a reserved myself. I donated 2000 thousand plus hours a year, my first two years in the city working for free and I loved 00:35:28
it. It was better than Disneyland. When I was a young officer you couldn't get rid of me so. 00:35:33
I think we can find some more reserves out there that want to be in. 00:35:38
Two nights a weekend and and help out. 00:35:42
Umm. 00:35:44
And then I'd love to bring back canine officers for a variety of reasons. 00:35:45
They're a tool. There's stuff that they can. 00:35:50
Provide us in the community and the number. 00:35:53
That the big side benefit is it's a motivator for my officers. We have a small department. 00:35:55
And I wanna make sure we motivate my younger officers to stay because it's an awesome city. That's a great department. 00:36:00
Traffic motor officer I have been watching council meetings for. 00:36:07
Over 2 years listening to. 00:36:12
Traffic concerns from Surfside. 00:36:14
Up to Volcker. 00:36:16
And and the everyday there was traffic concerns. Today, every day there's traffic concerns brought up. There's traffic concerns. I 00:36:18
met with the school district, there's traffic concerns. 00:36:22
Ah, the folks specializing in that is motor officers, and a motorcycle is a tool. 00:36:27
That can be utilized. 00:36:31
To Curb Your. 00:36:33
Traffic behavior. It doesn't mean they need to go out and write 40 tickets a day. 00:36:35
Anybody. 00:36:39
Sees a motor officer. 00:36:41
Sitting there with a radar gun, Luby's already getting scared. He's already said he's motor, you know it's gonna slow you down and 00:36:42
it does off duty police officer slow down when you see cause you know what the guys there for. So the motor officer is a great 00:36:46
tool to use. 00:36:50
To specialize in traffic enforcement. 00:36:55
I can use it with the current employees that are current number staffing I have. 00:36:57
And again, it gives another motivator for my team. 00:37:02
Director trafficking enforcement for existing patrol shifts. So we've done some things where we're targeting certain things like. 00:37:05
Sunset hours and evenings, maybe down at the beach beaches when we hear concerns about tire screeching cars possibly racing. 00:37:11
There's strategies we use up on channels Blvd. there's strategies they use in the school zones. So we just discuss them as a team 00:37:19
and that's how we're deploying our shifts depending on the hours. 00:37:23
New training for patrol officers on strategies and trends so I can send some of my younger officers. 00:37:28
To some really good schools that are out there, some of them are free. 00:37:33
And they can spend a day learning how to look for things on a car that may indicate it's a vehicle racer, so we might be able to 00:37:36
curb some of the behaviors. 00:37:40
On stops. 00:37:44
Prior to. 00:37:45
The behaviors that we're looking for, so. 00:37:47
There's and certain trends on how to. 00:37:49
How to? 00:37:53
Approach. 00:37:54
The the car racers and and the things that are going on. 00:37:56
Ah. 00:38:00
That traffic operations and task forces is also the county's got a couple of task forces out there. 00:38:02
Or. 00:38:08
The the racers and some of the other. 00:38:09
Current. 00:38:13
Traffic concerns and we could join those. I could send my motor in a traffic Sergeant to go. 00:38:13
Support them in their efforts and then we could bring them here to our city too, because you're on a task force. 00:38:18
Utilizing resources. 00:38:22
You know, somebody brought up the traffic trailers before Councilmember Hernandez did. Like the this is like the brilliant work of 00:38:24
the team. This is, you know, Henry Montelongo is. 00:38:29
One of the creative people behind the scenes for us and he loves to take those trailers out he used them for. 00:38:35
Informing the public and curbing everything from no dogs on the beach to fireworks to speeding. And I appreciate the folks on my 00:38:41
team, so that's where this is coming from. 00:38:45
Community engagement. I mentioned the B coordinators and what I would like to do for them and also helps to. 00:38:51
To. 00:38:57
Do some crime analysis and focus on specific problems in neighborhoods. 00:38:58
I I talked about the bike patrol. So bike patrol isn't just a a crime fighting tool. It's going back to the 90s when Ken Doby and 00:39:02
I were the first two bike patrol people in the city. 00:39:07
We realized pretty quick it's not just a crime fighting tool, it's a great community engagement when I'm on the beach about every 00:39:13
3rd or 4th person. 00:39:17
Comes up to me or rides slow by me going down to the lighthouse. 00:39:22
Even when I slow roll lot a in the beach, somebody wants to talk or they're like, hey, when do we get bikes, you know? And I said 00:39:29
well we've had him, we just brought him back. 00:39:32
Take it at sunset. I do love to do a sunset ride. Maybe through Miami Bay. 00:39:35
Everybody's out walking their dog. 00:39:39
I get so much one-on-one contact and they get one-on-one time with their chief. 00:39:41
Now you're going to take. 00:39:45
Handful of officers and sent them out there and people are gonna get one-on-one time with all their patrol folks. 00:39:47
Events like. I'm sorry, I want to increase our explorer program. 00:39:53
Uh. 00:39:57
I'm very proud of that program. 00:39:58
I've said it before and I'll say it again because I'm proud of it. 00:40:00
It's an incredible program. We didn't have one when I started here in the 90s. 00:40:04
I initiated that program in 1997 and some of the folks of our first Explorers are now veteran employees here and very successful 00:40:08
members of this community. 00:40:11
It is an awesome program. I want to I want to get it as strong as we can and. 00:40:16
I'm proud of the. 00:40:21
Personnel in this department, in this city that have helped maintain that program. 00:40:22
And the time I was gone. 00:40:27
And I'm really proud to see how they grew it. 00:40:28
From where I left it and got it huge and now our goal is to keep it, maintain it and get it bigger. 00:40:31
But there's some great people behind the scenes on that. 00:40:37
Events like National Night Out, You're out here for our first National Night Out in years. 00:40:42
I thought it was very successful. 00:40:46
I appreciate the community engagement. I was glad to buy everybody's dinner that night. 00:40:48
Tacos are great. They're never bad, so. 00:40:52
We want to see more community engagement events like that. I'd like to bring the volunteer program back and accept. I want to do 00:40:54
it on blast even more. I got some ideas for using them not just inside the station, but outside the station. 00:40:59
Youth programs. 00:41:05
I didn't just stop with Explore programs. There's so many other youth programs out there I would love to get. 00:41:08
Our Cops and Jocks program back in this community. It gave us a great outreach on the high schools. 00:41:13
There's some other youth programs. 00:41:18
Kevin will see me at the Guppy events. 00:41:20
And there's. 00:41:24
There's more we can do and there's people who want to help, so it's going to be some great partnerships with community. 00:41:26
Diversion. I gotta We gotta work a little closer with the county's juvenile diversion program and see where we can handle. 00:41:32
Juvenile diversion before it even gets to the county here on our PD level. 00:41:38
Apparent projects sometimes bringing folks in for 1/2 day or a whole day and having them talk with our officers about. 00:41:43
Signs and indicators of things to look for and behavior will go a long way in the future. 00:41:48
So I'd like to do some of those in a school officer. We haven't had a school assigned regular school officer collateral assignment 00:41:53
in years. I was the first in the 90s. I wanna see that come back because it was successful. 00:41:58
And then homeless engagement is under our community. 00:42:05
Engagement. 00:42:08
So I want to increase our homeless liaison efforts. 00:42:09
With some collateral assistance and that's going to involve allowing some of our other personnel who haven't been a homeless 00:42:13
liaison officer to start working with the homeless liaison officer and then the department wide training is going to change up a 00:42:17
little from where it was in the past. 00:42:20
To more frequent and I kind of want. 00:42:25
You know. 00:42:28
My joke with are every officer in the field and a small Police Department. Is there an army of 1? 00:42:29
So I want to make sure that not only are they really good at catching catalytic converter thieves dealing with racers. 00:42:34
Working radar, but also UM. 00:42:39
That they can provide. 00:42:41
The same direction and services to. 00:42:43
A person. 00:42:46
Who's homeless that? 00:42:47
My HO could also do so. 00:42:48
Organizational development, succession planning. We I don't want to see the next chief come from the outside folks I want. 00:42:53
Us to take in consideration the folks we have in this department that are incredible. 00:42:59
Incredible. Brilliant. 00:43:05
Dedicated people, but the best thing you get from people inside. 00:43:07
Is they take ownership of the city and they take ownership of this department. 00:43:10
And that's what we want. They care about our residents. They care about our businesses. 00:43:14
So there's a lot of work I need to do. 00:43:18
In the next few years. 00:43:21
Some of that's going to be dividing up collateral assignments for supervisors. In the past we've had maybe 1 handling the majority 00:43:22
of them as a Sergeant. 00:43:26
I have to divide those up. 00:43:30
So everybody's getting the development experience. 00:43:31
I take existing positions that I have with my current staffing numbers. 00:43:34
And promoting an admin Sergeant and promoting getting us back to two police commanders, which is what builds police chiefs. 00:43:38
Somehow we lost the second commander spot over the years. I want to bring the second one back. 00:43:45
New collateral assignments for officers. 00:43:50
I mentioned the Motor Canine, bike patrol volunteer, coordinator and schools officer. That's just some. 00:43:53
These are things that keep our younger officers motivated, keep them here from going to bigger places because we can give them a 00:44:00
variety of assignments. 00:44:03
And. 00:44:06
It builds on their. 00:44:07
Supervisory ability and organizational development. 00:44:09
And cross training assignments for all my staff, including my civilian staff. 00:44:12
Not just the sworn, we're talking civilian staff that could actually. 00:44:16
Work in each other's units and help records and supporting dispatch. 00:44:19
Everybody supporting the front counter. 00:44:24
Umm. 00:44:27
Property and evidence supporting. 00:44:28
Each of the other units it's a. 00:44:31
It's possible, you've just got to pave the way. 00:44:33
Employee Wellness, so my background. 00:44:38
All over the state for about 15. 00:44:40
20 years now has been employed Wellness. 00:44:42
And it's huge. 00:44:44
You. 00:44:47
A happy community. 00:44:53
Will be filled. 00:44:54
With happy police officers. And my thing is, happy police employees build a happy community. 00:44:56
You want compassionate, respectful police employees? 00:45:01
Dealing with your public when you call into the house. 00:45:04
So with that. 00:45:07
That means we have to do our job as a management team and as a city to make sure. 00:45:08
We are looking out for their emotional well-being, their physical well-being. 00:45:13
And their mental well-being. 00:45:17
So there's a lot of things I wanna put in place. I have a history of working on things like this and I think we can be very 00:45:19
successful because I have a lot of. 00:45:22
A lot of buy in already from the team. 00:45:26
Which would involve physical health campaigns, fitness, mobility, nutrition. 00:45:30
Like I said, mental, emotional. 00:45:34
Health campaigns, mindfulness training. I can get some of my my oldest, toughest cops to potentially do. 00:45:36
Mindfulness training. 00:45:44
Team retreats and the big thing is place. 00:45:47
We remodel places so they look better and they look professional. I'm working on some stuff in my Police Department. 00:45:50
And the everything from my fleet and making the cars look good. Thank God for public works, Brian. 00:45:55
Some of the folks in public works, they help us keep our cars running clean and looking good, but also my building. 00:46:01
They need to walk into a professional, comfortable environment. We're remodeling the dispatch center. 00:46:06
My poor dispatchers have been spending two years in a temporary facility. When they go back into their new one, I'm going to make 00:46:11
sure they have the amenities that they need. 00:46:14
Very comfortable work environment. 00:46:18
And. 00:46:20
We want to partner with the other city departments and community members when we do some Wellness stuff. 00:46:23
I either. 00:46:28
City manager just did yoga on the beach, so even some police employees went out there. Good job, got him out there, good job. So 00:46:29
we will do some other If I get a really good speaker on Wellness, I'd love to bring somebody, some of the folks over from the 00:46:33
other city departments to sit in on them. 00:46:38
Uh. 00:46:45
I just presented a lot of stuff to you. 00:47:00
A lot of these things, several of these items. 00:47:03
I'm going to be bringing back in front of you in the future. 00:47:05
So we can discuss those as I bring up. 00:47:08
But. 00:47:11
Do you understand? 00:47:12
I. 00:47:13
And fortunate to be back here. I think at a good time. There's a great team in place. 00:47:14
Plan to. 00:47:19
Show you that team over the next. 00:47:20
Few years. 00:47:22
I have a very We have a very supportive council. 00:47:23
We have a good leadership in our city manager. 00:47:26
And above all, since I've been back. 00:47:29
One thing I missed. 00:47:31
Was our community support in the city? 00:47:33
Is out of control. I've had friends come up from LA area agencies and spend a day up here with us and they're pointing out. 00:47:35
How obvious it is that the community appreciates. 00:47:41
Their Police Department and their city. 00:47:44
So. 00:47:46
Only good things to come, folks. 00:47:47
Only good things to come. 00:47:49
We have a. 00:47:51
I can't say enough about my team, so. 00:47:52
Thank you Chief Federico for your presentation. 00:47:55
Umm. 00:47:58
Are there any questions? 00:47:59
For the presentation, a lot of great stuff. 00:48:04
Um. 00:48:07
They'll probably take a while to get to the point to where. 00:48:09
We can implement or the Police Department can implement these things. 00:48:12
I did have a couple of no really questions, but I just want to point out a couple of things so. 00:48:16
In Um. 00:48:22
Hearing about the storefronts. 00:48:24
Staffing new staff. 00:48:27
What seems to me is new staffing. You said task force officer, increase reserve office. 00:48:29
Officer. 00:48:36
And then canine officers. 00:48:37
So it sounds to me that. 00:48:40
That we're talking about additional staffing, city manager. 00:48:43
So. 00:48:49
One of the things I appreciate about the Chief is every conversation we have ends with the one of us using the phrase budget 00:48:51
neutral and people are probably sick of it already. But we've we've had the discussions. One of the challenges that actually kind 00:48:57
of permeates through both of the Chiefs presentations is. 00:49:03
The budget was set before the chief got here. The budget was set before I got here. We sort of inherited it, I think to some 00:49:10
extent. You know, the chief mentioned, you know, looking at overtime closely, it's because of the budget this year, reduced 00:49:14
overtime for police officers. 00:49:19
The chief and I are looking at. 00:49:24
That trying to look where we can find savings in one area to supplement another. We're looking at collateral assignments that can 00:49:26
be done without adding additional costs. 00:49:30
And we're looking at the areas where we really think it'll be the best bang for the buck and where we can adjust things and. 00:49:35
And identify where, when we have resources, where we should put them. 00:49:43
So I think the concern is is well noted that. 00:49:50
You know, that's a big plan, but I think the chief and I have talked about it. 00:49:54
Nonstop and I really appreciate that we both are aware of the budget challenges. We plan to sit down on each of these and talk 00:49:59
through how it can be done, what how we can most efficiently do it. 00:50:04
And we'll bring those items back. 00:50:09
I mentioned the red curb and the traffic discussion. 00:50:12
One of the the topics that's gonna kind of be pulled into that is some traffic enforcement and how we can do that effectively with 00:50:15
the staff we have. 00:50:19
So those are good. 00:50:23
It's a good thing to be aware of and we are aware of it, and we will when we present them, we'll talk about what we can do with no 00:50:25
added costs, what we can do by adjusting things and where. 00:50:29
We would recommend making modifications. 00:50:34
And then I I do want to just reiterate the Chief's point about succession training. 00:50:39
I think the chief and I both are very grateful that we have the opportunity to come to Port Wanami. 00:50:44
But both of us have said our goal is that the next people in our roles are internal candidates, people who've been here and who've 00:50:50
worked with the city and. 00:50:54
We want to. 00:51:00
Plan that. That's the next. 00:51:02
The next people in these positions will be homegrown talent and so for us, we are talking about. 00:51:05
Really prioritizing that as part of our overall philosophy, so. 00:51:10
So anyway, back to chief if you want to add anything to that. 00:51:15
Yeah, I was here when we had much smaller budget to work with and we made incredible things happen. 00:51:20
We actually have. 00:51:26
A more flexible budget than we did back in the day. 00:51:27
And you hear some of the things we started with. 00:51:30
Less budget to work with. We have more budget to work with. 00:51:33
So let's give it time and see what we pull off. It's not adding positions right now we're using what we have. 00:51:35
I did have a closing statement I like to make. I feel like I'm on a jury or court somewhere. 00:51:41
I I did just want to say. 00:51:46
So, yeah, moving forward. 00:51:50
Strategy. 00:51:51
Plans. Great. But I I just don't want us as a city to lose track of. 00:51:52
Currently, what are the issues that we might be experiencing now? 00:51:57
To make sure we're dealing with those as well. 00:52:01
And. 00:52:04
Before we look too far out. 00:52:06
Yeah, and there's a. 00:52:07
There's three months of crime stats sitting on my desk right now and that's part of our analysis of what we're looking at. 00:52:08
But we are not. We could use our technology better to put that out to our folks. 00:52:13
But that's literally. 00:52:17
Why some things on this plan got moved? 00:52:20
Further out because we're dealing with. 00:52:23
We were able to start bike patrol in weeks. 00:52:25
And so. 00:52:27
There's certain things we want to move based on that. 00:52:28
Thank you. 00:52:31
OK. 00:52:32
Thank you for the presentation. Really appreciate it. 00:52:33
One of the things I think I've. 00:52:36
Discovered. Is that that your plan and the things you talked about mean. 00:52:38
That you're more visible and and I I believe that I've seen. 00:52:42
A more visible Police Department since you came on, and I think that's great. 00:52:47
In fact, just yesterday when I came home from the beach. 00:52:52
Barbecue and all day having a community BBQ. 00:52:55
Here comes a chief Frederico on a bicycle out of Miranda Park. 00:52:57
And I think that's great I and I've seen. 00:53:02
I've seen the interaction. 00:53:06
And I think all that interaction is going to pay big dividends down the road. 00:53:07
So I I think it's going to take some time and I really appreciate the things that you're doing. 00:53:13
I think the visibility. 00:53:18
Is um. 00:53:20
Already paying off? 00:53:21
There was a time where. 00:53:24
They would park a unused police vehicle out in front of City Hall. 00:53:26
And if there is a unused police vehicle, I would suggest putting it back out in front of City Hall because people were like, whoa, 00:53:30
there's a police officer and they slow down, you know? 00:53:34
But um. 00:53:38
I think with the community. 00:53:39
Discussion that we're going to bring forward here. 00:53:42
Umm. 00:53:44
Knowing you how I know you and how I've seen you operate, I think it's a great opportunity to hear from folks. 00:53:45
Hear what their concerns are and then try to make real progress in addressing them so. 00:53:50
And one other thing when it comes to technology, we were told. 00:53:57
A couple of years ago. 00:54:00
When for example when the camera went in down. 00:54:02
At the pier. 00:54:05
That ohh, this tool's gonna do XY and Z for us and. 00:54:06
I'm not sure if that. 00:54:10
System is operating If it's working, is it being monitored? 00:54:12
But it seems to me that you know, using the tools that we have in place. 00:54:16
To their maximum ability might really help a lot, and so anyways I just really appreciate the. 00:54:20
The attitude that you brought to our department, I think it's very visible. 00:54:29
I think it's positive. 00:54:34
And umm. 00:54:35
And I think Wellness taking care of the officers is super important. 00:54:37
You know, because we know that. 00:54:42
As the police officers, you deal with them. 00:54:44
Pretty difficult things and. 00:54:46
Being a tough guy. 00:54:49
Could only work for so long or tough woman you have to you know have a a mechanism to. 00:54:51
To destress and and live life joyfully. 00:54:56
So thank you for everything you're doing. I look forward to the future. 00:55:00
Thank you Chief again for your for your report. 00:55:06
And I echo the. 00:55:10
Supporting comments of my fellow Council members. 00:55:13
Your plans are ambitious. They are. 00:55:17
They're gonna come with a price tag, so. 00:55:21
I hope that you and between you and the city manager, you can figure out how to get to that budget neutral place. 00:55:24
Umm. 00:55:31
Canine storefront motor officers not only come with price tags that come with liability, so. 00:55:32
Those are things that we all have to be concerned of. I and I, you know, I'm not so sure. 00:55:38
I. 00:55:44
As a council member and has a City Council that I'm ready to say that we. 00:55:45
Wanna hire a city manager that's internal? I think that's something that's going to be left to the City Council. 00:55:50
So if if those are the thoughts, maybe we should have some further discussion on that. 00:55:56
Because there are some benefits of going outside. 00:56:02
So I just wanted to add that and. 00:56:04
When you talked about. 00:56:08
Getting feedback from the community and from your team within the department, I recall that when you presented here to the City 00:56:11
Council, you raised some of the concerns that we had and some of the things we were looking for in a police chief. 00:56:18
That you you responded to and one of them was Neighborhood Watch. I didn't hear anything in your presentation about Neighborhood 00:56:27
Watch. 00:56:30
Do you have any plans to bring neighborhood watch back or something similar to that which? 00:56:34
Hopefully could be budget neutral, but yeah, actually, and it can be and it is under community engagement. I didn't put all the 00:56:39
programs out there, but there's there's programs up there. We're actually working on one right now. I'd love to bring them up 00:56:43
again. Henry Montelongo. 00:56:47
Is working with a couple of folks. I know former mayor and council member Rich Rollins is working with him on one, but yes, they 00:56:52
would watch is definitely the plans. It's already underway. 00:56:56
Great. Good to hear. And then I'm, I'm glad you mentioned crime stats because. 00:57:01
We do expect to hear at least quarterly. 00:57:06
Your reports on crime stats? We missed those. 00:57:10
Since Chief Salinas left. 00:57:13
And then our vacancies, do you have any vacancies right now? 00:57:14
Yes, you needing to fill, Yeah, we we have a couple of officer vacancies. 00:57:18
We lost a detective, right? 00:57:22
Did you lose? It was Nora. Did. Yeah. I inherited. I inherited 3 people leaving one medical retirement, one to a higher promotion 00:57:25
to other organization, and one retirement to go be a detective in another retirement system. So. 00:57:31
With those, thankfully. 00:57:37
We have Bob Albertson. 00:57:39
He's on top of the personnel promoting. We're already flying. We're also trying to hire CSO right now. 00:57:41
So you're planning on filling those vacancies or but I should change the staff, definitely fill them, but in the meantime? 00:57:46
You know, we're saving money on those three positions and still don't you see how that works? That's we're actually saving that 00:57:52
money on the three to the end of the year. 00:57:55
So, right balance, there's also the. 00:57:59
Service Level 2 that. 00:58:02
You suffer if you don't feel those positions right. So you want to be careful of that, right. So our our middle staffing is are 00:58:04
all there always. 00:58:07
Alright, thank you. That's all I have. 00:58:13
You're Pro Tem. 00:58:16
I don't have any questions. I just have comments that. 00:58:20
I love hearing the things that you're doing because I know they're going to be beneficial. I think you have a good. 00:58:25
Ose on the city, I think your officers, your staff. 00:58:30
And the management all have a good pulse on the city and what needs to be done. We have a lot of. 00:58:34
Years invested in this community and a lot of experts that understand. 00:58:39
What the community is about and I think. 00:58:43
The fact that you're utilizing everyone and bringing them in to. 00:58:45
Engage everyone's opinion on what's going to work best for this community is. 00:58:48
The best way you can go about. 00:58:53
Implementing these changes and I know you have. 00:58:54
Great staff behind you that supports you. I know they are. 00:58:57
Excited about these changes and the things that are going to be happening in all the different. 00:59:01
Additions that are going to be. So I'm just looking forward to what is going to happen. I know it's going to be great. Thank you. 00:59:05
And thank you for your presentation. I I like your great ideas and when the time is right, I know you'll bring them back and then. 00:59:12
And then we'll decide on them. 00:59:17
Thank you for your presentation, Chief Federico. 00:59:19
Thank you. I do have one last thing. 00:59:22
I was approached. 00:59:24
Just prior to my. 00:59:25
Presentation. 00:59:27
To hear something from the employees. 00:59:29
The employ Union president sitting right here. 00:59:31
Wants to speak a couple comments. 00:59:34
On my presentation. 00:59:36
Mike Hammer. 00:59:38
Good. 00:59:49
Hi. 00:59:51
Thanks to all of you for allowing me the opportunity to speak. 00:59:53
And. 00:59:58
So. 01:00:00
I'm in a. 01:00:01
I am the PA president. For those of you that don't know, I was elected. 01:00:03
Couple years ago. 01:00:07
To represent the members of the Police Department and. 01:00:09
With that, it's a job that I take very, very seriously and like the chief had mentioned, you know, the investment that he's made 01:00:14
into the employees, that's the same investment I make into the employees and. 01:00:19
So. 01:00:24
I do appreciate the opportunity to speak. 01:00:25
To each and everyone of you. 01:00:28
From a. 01:00:30
Historical standpoint, I've been a law enforcement officer for 30 plus years, almost 31 years. 01:00:32
I've worked for multiple chiefs. 01:00:37
And I've worked for a. 01:00:41
In a team environment my whole life, being a former athlete, now a coach myself for many, many years, you know, 40 years, 40 plus 01:00:43
years and involved in athletics. 01:00:48
I understand team. 01:00:54
The team concept. I understand team dynamics. 01:00:56
I understand what team, what good teamwork is, and what bad teamwork is. 01:01:00
And so with that, I'm speaking on behalf of mostly myself. 01:01:05
Because I have to be cognizant of the fact that I may not share and represent each and everyone of the members of the agency, 01:01:10
however. 01:01:13
I will go out on a limb and say that a majority, if not all. 01:01:17
Do. 01:01:20
Echo the same sentiments that I'm going to present to you, you guys. 01:01:21
This evening. 01:01:24
As you've known in the past, I don't. I didn't really prepare anything to speak on because I don't think that if I prepare 01:01:26
something it comes off as genuine. 01:01:30
Or or with the same humbleness that I have for for. 01:01:34
Being given this opportunity. 01:01:38
But. 01:01:41
I'd like to say that. 01:01:42
The chief presented several of his five focus areas. 01:01:44
Misty kind of stole some of my my Thunder with her comments on things that I wanted to address. 01:01:47
And the two areas that I think are are are important for for the council and the city manager to. 01:01:54
To understand, is that right now the agency? 01:02:00
Is in a good spot. 01:02:04
It's in a very good position. 01:02:07
And I say that because. 01:02:09
Having that experience maybe even an expert in the in the in, in a sense of of teamwork. 01:02:11
And. 01:02:18
Chemistry of how a team works and the dynamics of that. 01:02:20
I'll go out on limb and say that I think that right now we we we are in a very, very good spot as an agency. 01:02:24
Umm. 01:02:31
The chief mentioned that. 01:02:32
Some of the programs will motivate some of our younger officers to want to further their careers. 01:02:34
Enhance their their ability to be leaders in the organization someday. 01:02:39
But it's also. 01:02:43
Rejuvenated a lot of tenured employees like myself. 01:02:44
That have 3031 years that can retire now. 01:02:48
That are looking at retirement opportunities but are deciding, well maybe. 01:02:52
Maybe I'll stick around and be part of the leadership team in the future, be part of the succession planning that he's trying to 01:02:55
implement. 01:02:59
That's very important for somebody like myself who feels that. 01:03:02
I have a lot to offer. 01:03:06
Even even now at at 55 years old, I still have a lot to offer in in in the form of leadership. 01:03:08
So it's rejuvenated. 01:03:13
Myself and it's rejuvenated some of our older tenured employees and but also motivated a lot of our younger employees as well. 01:03:15
Speaking from experience and working patrol with a lot of our younger officers, we have a a huge disparity gap right now. 01:03:22
And I think it's important that the city understands that we have to have. 01:03:29
That succession planning in place because there is going to be an exodus at some point within the next. 01:03:33
Year Two 3-4 years of some of our our tenured senior employees. 01:03:40
And they're going to have to have somebody in the leadership role that's going to be able to continue to motivate them, provide 01:03:45
them opportunities to enrich their their. 01:03:49
Their lives, which also ultimately enriches the community, right? 01:03:54
And so I think it's it's. 01:03:57
It's important to have that leadership, that leadership and right now. 01:04:00
Chief Federico is is that leader that. 01:04:03
That we have and and I'm excited about it, the memberships excited about it and like I said, I have to this is mostly my comments 01:04:06
but I think I echo. 01:04:10
The same sentiments. 01:04:13
Of the employees. 01:04:15
Another area too that I think is important that maybe. 01:04:18
Wasn't. 01:04:22
Totally captured in in in the Chiefs presentation. 01:04:23
Is his ability to communicate. 01:04:27
And value. 01:04:29
Each and everyone of us. 01:04:31
I saw the chief come in. 01:04:34
I I I don't know that there's a day he has not been here. 01:04:36
I'm here a lot because of my work also. 01:04:40
You know, because of some staffing issues. 01:04:43
And I think every day I've been here, I've seen him every day. 01:04:45
He has definitely invested. 01:04:48
In the city, you know that he's an invested member of the community. 01:04:50
But he's also invested in each and every one of us. 01:04:55
And to share some examples, he came out on the road personally on my shift. Now I do get some FaceTime with the chief, so. 01:04:58
But he he rode with some of our younger officers. 01:05:07
What that tells me is somebody that's been a coach for a long time is that he is invested in his people. 01:05:09
And when you invest in your people. 01:05:15
You understand their goals and you understand their objectives and you can also implement your own goals and objectives for them 01:05:17
and. 01:05:20
When you value them, they want to come to work. 01:05:24
Their work product goes up. 01:05:26
And they're motivated. 01:05:28
And that transitions into them being positive and. 01:05:31
How they address? 01:05:34
Issues in the community. 01:05:35
Whether it's crime fighting, whether it's. 01:05:37
Solving a neighborhood dispute. 01:05:40
Traffic related issues. 01:05:42
Or or or a variant. 01:05:44
Of of different. 01:05:47
Maybe crimes that we address or problems that we we address in the community. 01:05:48
He's taking the time to communicate with each and every every one of us and. 01:05:53
Allowed the employee to feel valued. 01:05:59
And for the first time in a long time in my career, that's that's welcoming. 01:06:03
That's welcoming to have someone that has has. 01:06:07
Invested in us personally. 01:06:11
And so I'm excited to see where that goes in the future. And I know I, I like I said mentioning that. 01:06:12
Same sentiment from from. 01:06:18
My. 01:06:20
My team teammates. 01:06:21
Communication wise, he's communicated with us, his vision. 01:06:25
His goals? This is something that we hear. 01:06:29
This was nothing new to me to see his focus areas because. 01:06:32
He's constantly discussing it. 01:06:35
And I think. 01:06:37
As a as a coach. 01:06:39
That's a good leader or a head coach implementing his ideas on his employees and staff, preparing them for that opportunity. 01:06:41
To have a motor, to have a canine, To have a collateral assignments. 01:06:50
It prepares them for that opportunity. What's what's expected of them? 01:06:54
And he's planning the the, the seeds for. 01:06:57
For the department to move forward. 01:07:01
So with that. 01:07:03
I I do want to thank. 01:07:05
All of you for allowing me the opportunity to speak for a few minutes. 01:07:07
I I. 01:07:11
We we have a, We have a very good. 01:07:12
Opportunity to continue to continue to to move this department forward and I'm very excited for it. 01:07:15
And I think if you asked just it took a poll of the of the other. 01:07:21
Team members that I work with, they would say the same thing. 01:07:25
So with that, thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to speak. 01:07:27
Welcome back. 01:07:31
And I look forward to to working with you for hopefully a few more years so. 01:07:34
Have a good evening. Thank you. 01:07:38
Thank you, Mike. 01:07:40
We will now move on to the consent calendar. We will consider items on the consent calendar which will be enacted in one motion 01:07:42
unless a Council member has a request to remove an item for discussion. 01:07:46
I would like. 01:07:52
To remove I have to Kevin, I have to remove #8 right? If I'm not gonna vote for it. 01:07:54
OK, so I'm I'm making a motion to. 01:08:00
Approve the consent calendar minus agenda item number 8. 01:08:02
2nd. 01:08:07
All in favor. 01:08:11
Aye. 01:08:12
Aye, all opposed. 01:08:12
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 01:08:14
Alright. And item number 8 is authorization for teacher leave reimbursement associated with out of state travel for myself? 01:08:18
And you're Bobby Martinez. 01:08:25
I don't have to leave for this one, right? 01:08:30
No, under the Under the Brown Act, because it's a consent agenda item, you can stay on the dais, but you may not participate. So I 01:08:34
would recommend that Mayor Pro Tem Perez read the item. 01:08:38
I'd like to move approval. 01:08:44
Item. 01:08:50
I'll second. 01:08:53
OK. All in favor. 01:08:54
Aye, all opposed. 01:08:56
OK. And let the record reflect that the vote is 40. 01:08:58
With Mayor Martinez abstaining. 01:09:03
There aren't any public hearings tonight, but we do have a couple business items. 01:09:07
Item number 11 Citizen Advisory Commission Amendment to Bylaws and Revision of Purpose and Functions. 01:09:12
Will staff please present the report? 01:09:18
Yes, thank you, Mayor. And I have a. 01:09:28
To. 01:09:31
Just simple slides that I'm going to pull U. 01:09:32
Thank you. 01:09:36
OK. So the Citizen advisory Committee item is on the agenda today with their recommendation to approve. 01:09:55
A list of topics for the Citizen Advisory Commission to review. 01:10:02
And to approve an amendment to the bylaws to set the council chambers as the commission's regular meeting location. 01:10:07
Some quick background, the Citizen Advisory Commission was created in 2018 with five members. 01:10:15
Bylaws were prepared and approved in September of 2020. 01:10:20
Since that time, the Citizen Advisory Commission had reviewed essentially 5 topics. 01:10:25
Of the Wanami Heroes historic preservation and cultural heritage policy. 01:10:31
Applications to honor the heroes. 01:10:36
Allocations from the Community Benefit Fund, Citizen Advisory Commission, bylaws, and the legislative program of the City. 01:10:39
This year, the Council and the Commission both expressed interest in holding future Commission meetings at Council chambers. 01:10:47
Previously, the Commission meetings were held at the Irvine S Carpenter Community Center. 01:10:54
The CAC had a meeting on July 10th. 01:10:59
Where they voted to amend their bylaws to meet at the council chambers. 01:11:01
We brought that recommendation forward. We recommend approving that and also. 01:11:07
Approving. 01:11:14
Or providing direction to the staff to record their meetings and post their meetings on the website moving forward. 01:11:16
To me, our our thought was this is a. 01:11:23
Good public transparency measure of this is the city's Commission. The city's commission's business should be held at the chamber 01:11:26
where the public can participate. 01:11:31
And. 01:11:36
Be recorded and on the website so the public can. 01:11:38
Review those meetings just like a council meeting. 01:11:42
We estimate about $1000 of staff time annually to to do so, which is fairly minimal and can be accomplished with existing staff. 01:11:46
And. 01:11:55
Umm. 01:11:56
Yeah, I think I need the arrows. Thank you. 01:11:58
Thanks. 01:12:01
And then umm. 01:12:03
As mentioned, so the bylaws was the 2nd item. The first recommendation was to set the topics for the Citizen Advisory Commission. 01:12:04
Those topics that we are recommending include the existing topics such as the heroes and historic preservation policy items. 01:12:13
The allocations from the Community Benefit Fund. 01:12:22
And the legislative program, but we're also recommending. 01:12:24
We were looking to recommend topics that typically we get a lot of public feedback on, a lot of public comment with the idea of 01:12:29
just using the opportunity to have more public outreach, more public engagement. 01:12:35
So we're recommending including city sponsored large scale events as topics for the CAC to provide feedback and input on. 01:12:42
Public art projects. 01:12:50
Parks and Recreation. 01:12:54
Based capital projects, those that's a topic we tend to get a lot of comments on things like parks improvements and things like 01:12:55
that. 01:12:59
And the amendment and creation of master plan documents, which always have some sort of public outreach element. 01:13:03
So. 01:13:09
We've recommended including those items in the set list of topics for the Citizen Advisory Commission to meet and. 01:13:10
Taken together, the purpose is. 01:13:18
Essentially trying to provide clarity, transparency to both the public, the Commission, the Council staff. 01:13:21
About what the role of the Advisory Commission is and also allowing that interaction and public engagement with the Commission, so 01:13:28
we recommend approving those two items. 01:13:34
Anyone on council have any questions? 01:13:42
Council Member Gamma. Yes, thank you, Mayor. Thank you to the manager. 01:13:44
I would hope to see a meeting schedule. I don't know how many meetings. 01:13:50
But I think if we put a schedule together. 01:13:56
Then we could work towards that schedule. 01:13:59
And then I think. 01:14:02
I just love the the concept that we're going to use and this is what it should have always been used for, is to. 01:14:04
Bring the public in on on targeted. 01:14:11
Topics. 01:14:14
Get as much feedback as possible. 01:14:15
And and then get get this information to the Council to help us make better and more fulfilling. 01:14:18
Decisions so. 01:14:24
And that's the only thing I would like to see is if we could put a. 01:14:25
The meeting schedule, I don't know what how many meetings a year we we should shoot for, but maybe it's something. I don't know if 01:14:29
we could talk about that tonight, but maybe. 01:14:33
Maybe it would be a a really good tool because then for example like you know and you have a meeting every Tuesday of every. 01:14:38
3rd month or whatever the. 01:14:45
Whatever the recommendation would be, but I I think that would help. 01:14:47
Help the. 01:14:51
Effective and efficient. 01:14:54
Yeah. 01:14:55
Yeah, that's the bylaws do include include in the bylaws. 01:14:57
How meetings can be called. So I think we could talk about that as as part of the bylaws and if there's. 01:15:02
An idea of of how we want to hold them. Right now, the bylaws state that the meetings are held quarterly. 01:15:08
So every three months. 01:15:15
And so that can be modified. 01:15:18
But of course, the bylaws also state that council or the city manager can call additional meetings as needed, so that could also 01:15:22
work at this time. I'm sorry, but the the problem. 01:15:27
As I see it is, is we haven't haven't had quarterly meetings. 01:15:32
It's been, you know, we haven't had regular quarterly meetings so. 01:15:38
I hear you, OK. 01:15:41
Any other questions? 01:15:43
Mark Miss McQueen. 01:15:44
Yeah. 01:15:46
This I, I believe, follow up to what Council member? 01:15:47
Gamma was saying. 01:15:51
So. 01:15:53
In my mind. 01:15:54
I don't see any concern. I don't have any concerns right now, but. 01:15:57
Going down the path. 01:16:01
I would be a little concerned about timing of, you know, decision making. 01:16:05
Hmm. 01:16:11
And so and the other part would be I'm. 01:16:12
So when you talk about communicating with. 01:16:19
The community. 01:16:22
Right. 01:16:24
I think there are in some cases and I don't know the the background of all the members. 01:16:25
But in communicating and in communicating with residents. 01:16:33
And then having to have that. 01:16:38
One collecting the information you need for the topic, right? 01:16:42
To being able to then. 01:16:46
Analyze that data. 01:16:49
And and. 01:16:51
Get the data to who it needs to be and then. 01:16:52
Respond to the residents so that they value the process. 01:16:55
And will continue to be involved in dialogue. 01:17:00
And so those are the kind of things that I would be somewhat concerned about because communication on one thing is a big deal. 01:17:05
But to communicate in a lot of different topics. 01:17:13
Umm. 01:17:17
You know. 01:17:18
Would be concerning for me, yeah. 01:17:20
I think the when I say an opportunity for communication and engagement. 01:17:23
The thought at this point is it's another public meeting. 01:17:29
With an agenda that allows the community to see what's being talked about, come in and participate in the meeting. 01:17:34
And so. 01:17:40
We weren't necessarily envisioning it as like a commitment to then continue that. 01:17:42
You know, like A to start a dialogue, you know in that way. But more is like it's an opportunity for the. 01:17:49
Public to come speak to the Commission and then the Commission recommendation to go to council and it's just another link in the, 01:17:56
you know representation. Yeah process. I'll just, I'll just follow up with this then. 01:18:02
So I think it's important that. 01:18:08
I know that decisions are not always going to be in alignment with. 01:18:12
Feedback that you get from the community correct, I know that. 01:18:17
But I also want to just make sure that we remain. 01:18:23
Aware. 01:18:26
That. 01:18:27
It's not just hearing. 01:18:29
The residents? Hmm. It's then taking information. 01:18:31
And actually using it to come up with decisions that might not be yours or mine. 01:18:36
And so I just want to make sure that we're not creating environments to collect data. 01:18:42
And then? 01:18:48
As a city, we go do what the city decides that they want to do. 01:18:49
Just want to make sure I put that out there. 01:18:53
Thank you. 01:18:56
Just remember Hernandez, Yes. Have a question. Yes, I have a couple of questions. Thank you, Mayor Martinez. 01:18:58
Umm. 01:19:04
I I echo the sentiments of Councilman Garment and Councilwoman McQueen Lejon. 01:19:05
In the in the scheduling I I think that's going to be really important. 01:19:11
In particularly in particular, has it relates to the proposed allocations from. 01:19:16
The Community Benefit fund because. 01:19:22
My experience and I think council might agree that we we has a City Council don't have that process down now. 01:19:25
And if we're going to. 01:19:33
Create another layer of approval. 01:19:36
The timing on how we do that, the process and the timing and how we do that, it's gonna have to be crafted very carefully. 01:19:39
Because we don't always hear back from. 01:19:46
The the committee representatives and that's not. 01:19:49
Just this year. In previous years we haven't been that great at it. 01:19:52
In reporting back what's been discussed in these meetings with the port. 01:19:57
Umm. 01:20:00
So we'd have to get the information to. 01:20:02
The. 01:20:05
Citizens advisory Commission at a certain time prior to the meeting and then get some follow up after the meeting and I I just I'm 01:20:06
a little I'm not sure we're ready to do that yet. 01:20:11
So I would ask. 01:20:16
Consideration having that removed. 01:20:18
From one of their duties for until we can get. 01:20:20
Our schedule. 01:20:23
In our process did did you mention though? 01:20:24
Right now. 01:20:28
Yeah. My question is what is the plan? 01:20:30
For how we're going to handle the community benefit fund. 01:20:33
Yeah, and Community Benefit Fund has been on there. 01:20:37
List of topics. 01:20:42
But my understanding is we haven't necessarily stuck to it in the past. 01:20:44
I think that the. 01:20:49
The short answer is we're going to have to be more proactive. We're going to be. 01:20:52
We will have to make sure. 01:20:56
We know the schedule for community benefit fund when it when we're gonna have that joint discussion with the port and then we'll 01:20:59
have to work backwards from there and build in a month to go to the. 01:21:04
Citizen Advisory Commission. 01:21:09
And I think it's, I think we are able to do that, but to your point it hasn't happened in the past and it didn't happen this year. 01:21:11
I think. 01:21:19
We were. 01:21:20
By sort of agreeing to. 01:21:21
These topics we were going to commit to trying to make sure that happens in the future. 01:21:23
So. 01:21:29
Yeah, because I could actually see that a citizen advisory Commission could be. 01:21:30
Utilized for interviewing nonprofits who who want to. 01:21:33
Receive funding, you know, helping us with that process. 01:21:39
Um, the other question I had had to do with the Public Arts Project, and we've been discussing the establishment and standing up 01:21:43
of a. 01:21:46
A Public Arts Commission? Would that no longer be necessary if we turned this over to the Citizens Advisory Commission? 01:21:51
I think, well, I think it would be up to the Council. 01:21:58
I think those are two options to proceed whether it's. 01:22:02
Keeping that within the purview of a potential arts Commission or? 01:22:06
If the Council wanted to just fold that into the citizen advisory Commission. 01:22:10
I think. 01:22:15
When we put this list together. 01:22:16
There are currently, as of today, is not a group that reviews public art projects. 01:22:18
But if the Council did create an Arts Commission, the Council could say, you know, that topic is now within the Arts Commission's 01:22:22
purview, the only caution I would. 01:22:27
Say to that is that not all the? 01:22:32
Members of the community. 01:22:35
Advisory Council. 01:22:37
Have experience with art. 01:22:39
Yeah, that's correct and I think. 01:22:41
You know, one of the ideas that sometimes cities will do is. 01:22:43
When you when you give a committee that topic, then you'll require that one or two members of the committee have a background in 01:22:49
art, for example. 01:22:53
I think the CAC right now does have a committee member who does have a background in art, but I think it's just one of the five. 01:22:57
OK. 01:23:03
So if we approve this tonight, does that mean that the Arts Commission is no longer? 01:23:03
I'm, I'm, I've spent a lot of time working on it, collecting bylaws and. 01:23:11
Researching arts commissions would do I now just stop doing that or it doesn't. So there's a couple options. 01:23:16
Adopting this tonight doesn't have any impact on the Council considering. 01:23:23
Creating an arts Commission. 01:23:28
We can adopt the list and remove public art projects if we're if you know, if the council's confident that it's moving towards an 01:23:30
arts Commission. 01:23:34
We can adopt it as is for now and then remove it when we create a Commission. 01:23:39
Or. 01:23:44
Well, those are probably the the the clearest options, but it by adopting this, it does not mean that an Arts Commission is not 01:23:47
possible. So, all right, great. And then my last question is what happened to the idea of asking the CAC to do a community 01:23:52
engagement plan? 01:23:58
Umm. 01:24:04
I think we've spoken about it, I've, I've mentioned it here in this on in this venue. 01:24:05
Did that not? 01:24:11
It didn't make the list and I'm not sure why no. And I I don't know that I've heard that to this point, so I OK. 01:24:13
Yeah, I don't have her, but it's not too late to add something later on, No. Something could be added tonight, or it could be 01:24:20
added at a later date or kind of the catch all in our list of topics. 01:24:26
Is we do note that. 01:24:31
Additional topics Specific topics may be directed by the City Council, so the City Council could at any time say you know we need 01:24:33
a community engagement plan. 01:24:38
You know, we want the arts or the. 01:24:42
Citizen advisory Commission to come back with that item. 01:24:45
So my final question has this. 01:24:47
Been presented to this CAC these lists of. 01:24:51
Projects. 01:24:55
Have they weighed in on this yet? 01:24:56
That's a good question. 01:24:59
Let me ask the staff liaison if the if these were actually talked about at the last meeting. 01:25:03
And the reason I ask is. 01:25:09
Because they have to determine whether they feel they have the capacity and. 01:25:11
In time to to work on these things, I believe they did talk about topics. I'm just not sure if all of these topics were on the 01:25:15
list at that point. Simple answer, Council member is no, this has not been presented a good combination of a good portion of the 01:25:19
list. 01:25:24
Comes directly from comments and suggestions made at the last CAC meeting. 01:25:29
But the list in its entirety was not presented to the CAC for their, so they still need time to kind of. 01:25:33
Mull over, Mull it over and. 01:25:41
That's the Council's wish. The enabling resolution was that the council would take action and direct the items for the CAC to 01:25:43
review, but if it's the Council's desire to have serious. 01:25:47
Well, that would be my recommendation. I mean because we're we're placing a lot on their shoulders, I want to make sure that 01:25:57
they're. 01:26:00
They feel that their this is something that they. 01:26:04
Can successfully accomplish. 01:26:06
If I may, I just think it's important to. 01:26:09
Get some meetings going. Get. 01:26:13
Get us, you know, get in stride. Get familiarity and how this CAC is going to work. 01:26:16
Because. 01:26:23
Frankly, it it really hasn't been utilized. 01:26:24
At all. 01:26:27
And. 01:26:29
Right. 01:26:30
But I've heard from my appointee, it's like, when are we gonna have a meeting? 01:26:32
How come we don't have meetings and they haven't had meetings? So again, that's why I'm I'm hanging up on. 01:26:35
Let's have a schedule and then let's let's. 01:26:40
Let's work everything through that we can through the CAC. 01:26:43
Including art and we'll see how it goes because. 01:26:48
The CAC may come up with a recommendation that nobody on this council supports. I don't see that happening, but it could happen. 01:26:51
And but I believe that if we, if we start small with a couple. 01:26:58
Items in the first agenda, I mean if we put an agenda out that had had all these eight items on, I don't think that's. 01:27:04
Fair to the Commission, but if we. 01:27:11
Give them. 01:27:13
For example, just throwing it out there it says city sponsored large scale events. OK so. 01:27:14
Maybe we have a meeting. 01:27:20
And we give all the data to the CAC and say OK digest. 01:27:22
How? 01:27:26
Wanami Beach Festival played out this year. 01:27:29
What are the good things? What are the bad things? What what? What? What do you think we we should do? Where should we go into the 01:27:31
future? 01:27:34
I think if we. 01:27:37
Start getting in the rhythm of. 01:27:38
Turning over a a topic and then having it come back, I think we could really make this work for us in all the different areas. 01:27:41
I'm just trying to to promote. 01:27:47
Going forward, does anyone have a question? I have a question. 01:27:49
Thank you, Mayor. 01:27:53
Umm. 01:27:55
Council Member Gamboa just mentioned about the city sponsored large scale events. 01:27:56
And he eluded to. 01:28:01
Or he he stated that, you know, give them data and have them analyze the data. Is that what that line means? 01:28:04
And then what does? What does 7 look like? 01:28:11
As a task. 01:28:15
Yeah, so for a city sponsored large scale events, essentially what we're suggesting is reviewing the city's large scale events 01:28:17
such as Beach Fest. 01:28:22
Um. 01:28:28
You know, I think that's an example of we hear tons of feedback and oftentimes completely conflicting feedback from. 01:28:28
You know, one person says it should have been held this way and another person says it should have been held this way. 01:28:38
If you don't mind me, just because I want to make sure I was clear at my. 01:28:44
So is this really about? 01:28:48
After the fact. 01:28:50
Or prior to planning an event. 01:28:51
The Citizens Advisory team gives feedback to the planners so that they can. 01:28:55
Include. 01:29:00
So is it? 01:29:02
Well, it's in this case because it's an annual event, it would be both. It's after the so we just had Beach Fest. So after the 01:29:03
event, their next meet, the CAC's next meeting is October 9th. 01:29:10
So that is one of the topics to the point of we wouldn't have all these items on the on their agenda, but that would probably be 01:29:16
on the first one. 01:29:20
And it would be reviewing the last beach fest, reviewing some of the details, costs, resources, et cetera. 01:29:24
And then giving the CAC the first opportunity to receive public feedback and to provide input. 01:29:32
From the public and the CAC. 01:29:39
Then that can then. 01:29:41
Go to staff and counsel. 01:29:42
So. 01:29:44
And what would #7 look like? So seven is in particular. 01:29:45
Specific. 01:29:50
Well, large scale parks and Rec capital projects and I'll give like an example. 01:29:52
Of. 01:29:59
Destination playground right now. 01:30:01
And I would say coming in as a new person, talking to people. 01:30:03
I've heard 1000 ideas of what the playground should be, where it should be, how it should you know what what it should include. 01:30:08
And that's like an example because it's been talked about for years and but there hasn't really been that. 01:30:16
4. 01:30:22
You know, vetting and discussion. 01:30:23
That in the future when we have a project like that, the CAC can be the first round of. 01:30:25
Public input, public feedback and make some recommendations. 01:30:30
And so. 01:30:35
It would be sort of on that whenever we'd have a new. 01:30:36
Large scale parks Project coming. 01:30:39
Having the CC but be the first round. 01:30:41
In additional comment in response to some of the questions that were asked, I just wanted to be clear that. 01:30:46
The Commission is advisory to Council, so there were comments before about. 01:30:51
Information received and back in information flow with the community. 01:30:54
And perhaps advice given to event planners. 01:30:59
The items presented to the CAC. 01:31:02
Would be presented for their feedback and community input at those meetings. 01:31:04
For items that would then be presented to the City Council with the CDC recommendations. So I just wanted to make that point of 01:31:08
clarification. 01:31:11
Any questions, Mayor Pro Tem? 01:31:16
All right. 01:31:18
May we hear public comments regarding this item please? 01:31:19
First public comment is from Stephen Auclair. 01:31:23
See the City Council. Thank you. I'll start over. Mayor Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem Perez. It's good to be here tonight. 01:31:38
I'm currently serving in my fifth year with the Citizen Advisory. 01:31:47
Commission. This would make me, I believe, the longest serving member of. 01:31:51
That group. 01:31:57
From its inception, I think umm. And so I am so happy to see this come forward. I think it's the first time a comprehensive list 01:31:59
has come forward. 01:32:03
And I will say it, we have actually been meeting Council Member Gamma. We met, we meet quarterly. Now that communication has 01:32:09
increased. 01:32:13
Drastically, and I'm really happy to see that. 01:32:18
I really want to thank. 01:32:21
The deputy city manager and the city clerk, they've just been exceptional at staffing these meetings. 01:32:23
As somebody who Staffs meetings during my day job. 01:32:30
Um. 01:32:34
You know, it's it's just something on top of of another project, another thing that they're doing. And so I think it can't go 01:32:35
without note that they have just really contributed well. They've met the commissioners where they are. So you know when we ask a 01:32:40
question, they respond in a way that is appropriate. 01:32:46
And I've really appreciated that and they've treated us. 01:32:52
We have dignity, care and respect. 01:32:55
I I will note that this list is a wonderful list. I will say it it. 01:32:58
It reflects nearly every comment I've heard over the last five years from both. 01:33:05
Commissioners from residents and, frankly, recommendations I've made to at least at least the last two city managers. 01:33:10
Both event which frankly were met with great resistance. So I'm happy to see that this is coming forward and I hope that the City 01:33:18
Council enables the Commission and enables staff to collaborate with the Commission. 01:33:25
I think it will set our city apart and the use of this Commission. 01:33:33
You know, we're kind of rare in that we don't have a Planning Commission and this Commission and that Commission. 01:33:36
But I think this could be a really good model and a really interesting model to get others involved. 01:33:42
So with that, and for those reasons, I really urge a Yes vote on staff recommendation. 01:33:47
Um, support this. See how it goes if commissioners feel like it's overwhelming cycling off the Commission when it takes a. 01:33:52
A big change and and steps forward. That's normal. That's a healthy part of a Commission. 01:34:01
Um, and I think this is really a stepping forward. 01:34:06
To some real substantive material. So again, I urge a yes vote on staff recommendation. Give the staff a chance. Give the 01:34:09
Commission a chance. 01:34:13
And I think this is going to be wonderful. So again, thank you to the staff for preparing this. And I urge a yes vote. Trust the 01:34:16
staff. Trust the Commission. Thank you. They're your appointees. Thank you. 01:34:21
X. 01:34:28
We have Rich Rollins. 01:34:29
Hi. 01:34:38
I've never been a strong advocate of the Community Advisory Commission. 01:34:42
And part of that is because I've worked in a number of different cities. 01:34:47
That they've had multiple commissions. 01:34:52
Where where the where you got more involvement from the community, you got involvement from the people. 01:34:55
Who had the focus in that particular area? 01:35:01
We were mentioning the Planning Commission. There's a lot of things up. 01:35:04
That we need to talk about planning. 01:35:08
Recreation and parks. 01:35:10
All the projects and stuff like that, that's a huge area. 01:35:11
And so while in the past the tendency has been really not to give the Community Advisory Commission anything of real meat to 01:35:15
discuss. 01:35:19
What we're doing now, which is I guess a good step in one respect, but we're giving them almost. 01:35:25
Deluge of different programs and topics to get involved in. 01:35:31
And. 01:35:35
I'm when I first came here they had things like an older Americans Commission. 01:35:37
At a Recreation and parks Commission. 01:35:42
In other cities, they've had an arts Commission. 01:35:45
They've had a Planning Commission and there's a lot of big topics that. 01:35:48
Um. 01:35:53
Doing a lot of big subjects that you have. 01:35:55
That. 01:35:57
You really need the input from people who are really involved in those particular areas. 01:35:58
That can give expertise. 01:36:03
When it was first presented, this was before I was on the Council. 01:36:07
The idea of getting rid of all of these commissions and that. 01:36:11
This will be kind of their Nirvana of commissions, where we'll have all different committees in this particular area. 01:36:14
Really didn't happen. 01:36:20
And I I'm a real strong advocate, whether you call them. 01:36:22
Commissions or committees or whatever, that you have focused grassroots committees on these different areas, on people. 01:36:26
Who? That's their interest. That's their. 01:36:35
It affects them more. 01:36:38
And they can bribe provide more input to to those different subjects. 01:36:41
That's just basically I think I I. 01:36:47
I I have a feeling the fact that you're meeting the meeting regularly, Great. I remember. 01:36:49
Frankly, the old council wanted. 01:36:54
I mean even before. 01:36:57
Mike, they wanted to give him very, very limited things to get their teeth involved in. 01:36:59
And now we're giving them a whole lot of stuff to get involved in. 01:37:04
And unless you develop. 01:37:09
Multiple committees on these different areas and stuff like that. 01:37:10
I think it's going to be overwhelming, but I I do. 01:37:14
Push the idea of having more commissions in that focused area. 01:37:18
My thoughts, I have one question if I may. 01:37:23
Martinez. 01:37:26
Yes. 01:37:28
Who will set the agenda? It's my understanding that the city manager would set the agenda. Is that correct? 01:37:29
Yes. 01:37:35
Yes. And so then I would imagine we would be particularly interested in not overwhelming the Commission. 01:37:37
Yes, we like I said, I think the first meeting on October 9th, if this is approved, we would have the, the it's a good opportunity 01:37:44
to have the debrief on Beach Fest. 01:37:49
I don't anticipate other items being on that agenda. 01:37:53
There's more items in the future, but we would, we would try to manage that for you. Excellent. Thank you. 01:37:57
All right. Are there any more public comments? We do have one written public comment. 01:38:02
When I first heard that the Citizens Advisory Council was being formed years ago, I was excited because I believe there should be 01:38:07
more community input into city affairs. 01:38:11
However, for years their role was unclear and output unknown. 01:38:16
I'm pleased to know that they will now have specific assignments and their meetings will be transparent and accessible to the 01:38:20
public. I look forward to seeing the committee, staff and council collaborate to create a city that values citizen ideals and 01:38:25
translate them into constructive outcomes. Regards, Joan Tharp. 01:38:31
And. 01:38:37
The recommendation is to approve the attached list of topics for Citizen Advisory Commission review. 01:38:39
Analysis and Advisory Recommendation and approve an amendment to Citizen Advisory Commission bylaws to establish the City Council 01:38:44
Chamber as the commission's regular meeting location. 01:38:50
May I have a motion and a second? 01:38:56
So moved. 01:38:58
2nd. 01:38:59
Are there any other motions? 01:39:01
OK. I'll invite discussion of the motion it. Would anybody have any comments? 01:39:04
I just wanted can I make? 01:39:46
I just wanted to get some clarification that this list of. 01:39:48
Projects or tasks? 01:39:53
That there's some flexibility. 01:39:56
To. 01:39:58
Maybe remove one later on if we find out that it doesn't. 01:39:59
Work or add more later on if we find that. 01:40:02
There's something more appropriate for them to. 01:40:07
To handle? Yep, for sure. It's it's always modifiable by by the City Council. Excellent. Thank you. 01:40:09
Madam Clerk, can we please take a vote? 01:40:16
All in favor. 01:40:19
Aye, all opposed. 01:40:20
Hearing none motion passes unanimously. 01:40:22
All right. Moving on to #12 capital improvement plan and budget impact overview. 01:40:25
Will staff please present the report? 01:40:30
Yes, thank you, Mayor. 01:40:33
So I do have a. 01:40:35
A few slides mostly just because. 01:40:37
This can be a I've. 01:40:41
Discovered that this can be a huge topic that I can talk about for hours as some of our finance team found out in the last couple 01:40:43
of weeks. 01:40:47
But I will try to keep. 01:40:52
This presentation kind of short and sweet. 01:40:55
We'd started this with the intent of looking at the city's capital improvement plan. 01:41:02
And looking at the projects this year when the budget was adopted. 01:41:06
The CIP was not thoroughly reviewed. 01:41:11
As part of the budget adoption process. 01:41:15
And the plans for 2324 were? 01:41:17
Sort of rolled over into this year's budget. 01:41:22
But projects that had started in the five year span from 2021 to 2026. 01:41:27
Projects that hadn't been completed in 2122 and 23 were all sort of bundled together in 2023. 01:41:35
And my immediate reaction looking at the list was just that it was a huge list. 01:41:42
And that it wasn't a list that was realistic. 01:41:48
Based on what our staff can accomplish in a year or what we have the funding to accomplish in a year. 01:41:52
So we started off looking at the CIP document and trying to. 01:41:59
Kind of. 01:42:04
Take a look and make some recommendations about what projects were realistic to accomplish this year and what projects. 01:42:06
We would recommend moving to another year. 01:42:12
And so. 01:42:16
The CIP or the five year plan for capital projects. Things like our streets, maintenance, parks improvements, water, wastewater 01:42:19
plants, city facility improvements. 01:42:25
Again, we started off just reviewing those and prioritizing those. 01:42:32
And as we started to dig into those plans, we started to. 01:42:37
See some potential budget impacts and some budget concerns that. 01:42:43
That I felt it was important to to. 01:42:48
Highlight for the Council and and the public. 01:42:52
One of the key points, and I think this was illustrated in the budget hearings, but it wasn't really fully discussed. 01:42:57
Is that we are on in the middle of a trend of. 01:43:05